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Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
is we will reduce spending for $1 for every dollar that we raise the debt ceiling back in august 2011. that's what a lot of folks forget, alex, is that this is the last piece of the august 2011 debt ceiling agreement whereby the president, senate democrats and house republicans said, okay, let's raise the debt ceiling but for every dollar we raise that debt ceiling, we'll lower spending by a dollar. so i am in favor of keeping that agreement. >> but keeping that agreement, if the sequester goes into effect, according to the cbo, it says it will cut u.s. growth in half. it will cost at least 1 million jobs and jobs by extension, consumers, which drive the economy. don't you agree that losing 1 million jobs will be disastrous to the recovery? >> if you turn just to the cbo, the stimulus of three years ago would have solved all of our problems and we would not have had all the difficulties we have today. would have led to tremendous gdp growth. neither does the cbo ever report or take into consideration the impact the huge debt has on the growth of our gdp and job creation. we can have a
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
to dispense with these fights over government spending and the debt ceiling, but we'll see. they can't avoid these fights and republicans really can't help themselves. they have a wing of the party that's hell bent on slashing spending and cutting taxes, so they really, they salivate at that opportunity and we'll see if they're able to soften their image. >> you did not mention ted cruz, we'll talk about him later in the broadcast. jake sherman of politico, good to see you, molly ball of "the atlantic" we'll hear more from you later in the show. >>> coming up, that didn't take long, the first lawsuit filed over the cruise from hell. i'll talk to one of the passengers of the infamous carnival cruise ship about what it was like on board and also ask her whether the offer carnival has made is sufficient. >>> first though why can't this man retire like he wants to? leon panetta, counting the days until he gets to leave washington. general wesley clark is here, up next i'll talk to him about the d.c. deliberations that are blocking the confirmation for the next defense secretary. we'll also talk
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
? there was the -- there was the debt ceiling deal in which john boehner brought a vote to the floor even though didn't -- the majority of republicans. he brought another vote to the floor on the sandy supplemental. again, didn't have a majority of republicans and brought to it floor anyway. you start to think maybe this is really going to be different. this will be a different approach from republicans and then we got this week in which you had, it seemed, back to the same old approach. culminating with the hagel filibuster on -- was it friday, thursday, provide, you had this -- fairly unprecedented filibuster of the dod nominee, 58 votes, but under the preverse rules of the united states senate, 58 votes is not good enough. all my hope is dashed. >> indeed. >> thank you. see you tomorrow. >> let's take the fiscal curve. that was not solved by the president. that was solved when the president backed away and joe biden started making calls and went to the senate and said i'm joe biden and i'm your buddy. biden seems to be a really good proxy for the president on these touchy issues and there's month reason that he can
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